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Motel Beds, Connections, Kyle Sowashes caravan to Dayton and Columbus tonight and tomorrow


Motel Beds, Connections, and The Kyle Sowashes will embark on a caravan to Dayton’s Canal St. Tavern and Columbus’ Café Bourbon St. this weekend. The lineup could very well be one of the best of the year, so do make it out to a show if you’re in the area.

Here is a link to the PopMatters video premiere of Motel Beds’ “Smoke Your Homework” via Dumb Gold (November, 2012). Both Connections and The Kyle Sowashes have recent records on the long-loved Columbus imprint Anyway Records (GBV, Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments, etc).

While Motel Beds are the only current Dayton natives, all three bands have ties to the Gem City. Kyle Sowash grew up in Englewood and Connections brothers Kevin Elliot (84 Nash) and Adam Elliot (Times New Viking) hail from Troy, Ohio. Here is an interview with Connections guitarist Andy Hampel in this week’s Dayton City Paper

Motel Beds, Connections, The Kyle Sowashes
Friday, February 8 • Canal St. Tavern • Dayton, OH
Saturday, February 9 • Café Bourbon St. • Columbus, OH

A little holiday spirit from Connections

Video: Connections – “Stuck Lung”

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Check the first video from Columbus band Connections, featuring members of Times New Viking, 84 Nash and El Jesus de Magico. Directed and edited by Roly Chamber, the video was shot on location in Montevideo, Uruguay. It’s short, sweet and a little bloody.

You’ll find “Stuck Lung” on the band’s debut album, Private Airplane, due in October. If you happened to get the early jump on tickets, you can catch Connections opening a sold-out show with Divine Fits at Ace of Cups on Aug. 6

Listen: Connections – “Miller’s Grove”

Here’s the good thing about Columbus music. While we’ll grieve the loss of Phantods, there are plenty of new bands in Columbus to lift our spirits. I’ve been digging WVWHite as of late. And, of course, there’s Connections, the new band with familiar faces we told you about in May: Kevin Elliott of 84 Nash on vocals, his brother Adam Elliott of Times New Viking on drums, Dave Capaldi of El Jesus de Magico on guitar, Andy Hampel of 84 Nash on guitar and Philip Kim of Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch on bass.

The Columbus supergroup didn’t disappoint when I caught their debut show at Kobo, and I was happy to hear the band is working on their debut full-length, Private Airplane, at Columbus Discount Recording. “Miller’s Grove,” above, is the first preview of Connections’ upcoming record. You can catch Connections Friday night at Ace of Cups. (And WVWhite Saturday at Ace of Cups.)

New band alert: Connections featuring members of Times New Viking, 84 Nash, El Jesus

That flyer is for tonight’s debut show of Connections, a new Columbus band with a noteworthy lineup: Adam Elliott of Times New Viking, Kevin Elliott of 84 Nash, Dave Capaldi of El Jesus de Magico, Philip Kim of Andrew Graham & Swarming Branch and Andy Hampel of 84 Nash. Kevin Elliott posted some Connections songs on SoundCloud awhile back, but those have been taken down because, Elliott says, “They weren’t representative of what we are doing now. Until tonight, it’s somewhat a mystery as to what we sound like.”

Not content with just one debut show, Connections will play three in a row this week:

Wednesday (5/16) @ Kobo
W/ Francis Bacon Band
Something Somethings
Smart Girls

Thursday (5/17) @ Cafe Bourbon t.
W/ Washington Beach Bums
WV White
Live comedy from “Doin’ It Wrong”

Friday (5/18) @ Double Happiness
W/ Psychedelic Horseshit
Jeff Fernengel (Tree of Snakes) in the lounge

You can also catch Connections at Megacity Music Marathon June 9.

Interview: The Go Round (performing at Woodlands Tavern)

Tomorrow night at Woodlands Tavern, Brooklyn-based The Go Round make their inaugural performance in Columbus though it won’t be the first time that singer/guitarist Brandon Whightsel has set foot on a stage here in the capital city.

Back in Donewaiting’s infancy, Whightsel was a behind-the-scenes player, helping get the site off the ground and, on occasion, contributing to the DW message board using the name Charlie Tokyo. He was also an amateur folk musician who had just started writing his own songs and performing them live whenever given the opportunity at places like Andyman’s Treehouse and the St.James Tavern.

Whightsel moved to NYC for grad school 6 years ago and in that time hooked up with some likeminded musicians to form the folk-rock act, The Go Round. With a full-length album already available and an EP coming out any day now, The Go Round have embarked on their first tour, attempting to cover 8,000 miles in 45 days.

The Tuesday night lineup includes: The Whiles (9pm), The Ginger Lees (10pm), and The Go Round (11pm). Admission is $8 in advance, $10 at the door.

The last time I saw Whightsel, he was getting me drunk at the White Horse Tavern in NYC. Now, a few years later, I’m interviewing him. Weird how things work out, isn’t it?
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Saturday at Woodlands: Megacity Music Marathon

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MP3: The Bygones – Losin’ Blues
MP3: 84 Nash – The Giggle Party
MP3: Bigfoot – Hey Nadine
MP3: Bill Fox – Appalachian Death Sigh

As we’ve mentioned previously, Bob Miller’s PBR-sponsored Megacity festival debuts this Saturday (9/10) at Woodlands Tavern, and it’s a reunion-heavy lineup: 84 Nash, The Cusacks, The Bygones, Bigfoot, plus the original lineup of Tree of Snakes and Chris McCoy‘s first Columbus show in a year. Bill Fox is coming down from Cleveland, Wussy and the Seedy Seeds are coming up from Cincinnati, Kevin Failure of Pink Reason is coming from his overseas tour (where apparently he broke some ribs).Plus plenty of other great Columbus bands, many of whom have something special planned for Saturday.

Also, I wrote a story for this week’s Other Paper about Megacity and the other two music fests coming up in the next two weeks, Music Week Columbus and Independents’ Day.

Here’s the full lineup and set times for Megacity’s three stages (two indoor, one outdoor):
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